Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend seeks to nullify nondisclosure agreement with golfer

AP photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / From right, Tiger Woods, his girlfriend Erica Herman, his daughter Sam Alexis Woods and his son Charlie Woods, obscured, are shown at the White House in May 2019, when the pro golfer received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

STUART, Fla. — Tiger Woods' ex-girlfriend wants to nullify a nondisclosure agreement after a six-year relationship with the professional golfer.

Attorneys for Erica Herman filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment Monday in Martin County, Florida, circuit court, according to online court records. The couple had been living together in the area, according to the complaint. Martin County is located directly north of Palm Beach County.

Woods and Herman have not publicly announced the end of their relationship, which began in 2017.

She had been seen regularly with him at big tournaments, such as the 2019 Masters he won for his 15th major championship, and during his Presidents Cup captaincy in Australia later that year. But she was not present when he hosted the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this past December, nor was she at the Genesis Invitational he hosted and competed in Los Angeles three weeks ago.

According to the complaint, a trust controlled by Woods is attempting to silence Herman with a nondisclosure agreement that she signed while involved in a personal and professional relationship with the golfer. The complaint argues that the NDA should be nullified under a federal law that prohibits an NDA from being enforced when sexual assault or sexual harassment is involved.

Herman previously worked at The Woods Jupiter, his Florida restaurant. The complaint doesn't provide details about what information she might want to disclose or make specific allegations against Woods.

The complaint says because of "aggressive use" of the NDA, Herman is unsure whether she can disclose "facts giving rise to various legal claims she believes she has." It also says she is unsure what other information about her own life she can discuss and with whom.

Woods' manager at Excel Sports Management, Mark Steinberg, didn't immediately respond to a phone call and text from The Associated Press seeking comment.